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Australia: nbn HFC roll-out on hold

Australia: nbn HFC roll-out on hold

NBN Co, the body responsible for the roll-out of Australia’s national broadband network, has temporarily paused all new orders over its Hybrid Coaxial-Fibre (HFC) network access network. This pause will…

Tele Columbus Q3 up 4.3% YoY

Tele Columbus, Germany’s third largest cable operator, has published its financials for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017. Revenues grow by 4.3 per cent YoY to €123.3 million in…

Cable Europe: EU geoblocking decision ‘lets down consumers’

Cable Europe: EU geoblocking decision ‘lets down consumers’

Trade body Cable Europe has levelled criticism at the European Parliament following a vote on the Copyright Regulation taken in the JURI Committee. The vote effectively excludes some technological platforms…

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

Layer3 launches Smithsonian Channel 4K VoD

After officially launching documentary-focused Smithsonian Channel in October 2017, cable network operator Layer3 TV is now the first MVPD (Multichannel video programming distributor) to carry the channel’s full 4K On…

Amazon ditches cable bundle plans

Amazon has axed plans to launch an online streaming service bundling US broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, according to…

Euskaltel allies with Orange

Basque Country-based cable operator Euskaltel has entered into an alliance with Orange to use its symmetrical optic fibre and break into other Spanish Regions. The cable operator aims to become…

Spain: Euskaltel, Netflix deal

The Basque Country cable operator Euskaltel has signed an agreement with the streaming giant Netflix to make its content available to all its subscribers, as well as those who subscribe…

Altice: Drahi back as Combes quits

Altice is reorganising its group management and governance in the wake of the resignation of CEO Michel Combes following a bad week on the stock market. The French media group…

Canada: Digital platforms increasingly popular

Canada: Digital platforms increasingly popular

Canadians are increasingly turning to platforms and devices connected to the Internet for their video and audio content, according to the 2017 Communications Monitoring Report from the Canadian Radio-television and…

Virgin Media facing ITV blackout

ITV is threatening a blackout of its flagship channel in some 3.8 million homes served by Virgin Media unless the cable operator pays up to £80 million a year to…